wave-off

i. An action to abort a landing, initiated by the bridge, the primary flight control, the landing safety officer of an aircraft carrier, or the pilot at his or her discretion. The response to a wave-off signal is mandatory.
ii. To remove chocks from the wheels of a parked aircraft; the full form of the term is wave-off chocks.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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